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Gare do Oriente, Lisbon.

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 October 2017 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Architect Santiago Calatrava's wonderful railway station in Lisbon.

The station has 4 levels and I took this photo in the hour before dusk with the low evening sun casting some dramatic light and shadows along the axis of one of the 1st floor walkways.

I used my wide angle zoom lens set to 16mm for this photo to accentuate the shadow lines. The downside of that perspective distortion is the effect on the building in the top right of the frame but the centre line of the image has the least distortion so that's where I've placed the person when composing the image.

NIKON D800 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Superb use of shadows to form great leading lines.

3 Oct 2017 3:01am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

How striking. Fantastic crisscrossing of tones and details... like a shattering crystal.

6 Oct 2017 9:15pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Great reflections!

10 Nov 2018 10:46am

1/800 second
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)